Mandurah: man avoids jail for punching partner in head and arm, throwing glass bottle at her

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A MAN punched his partner in the head and arm and threw a glass bottle at her in the presence of their child, it was revealed in Mandurah Magistrates Court today .

The man pleaded guilty to common assault in circumstances of aggravation.

He was sentenced to a 12-month community based order with a supervision program and a domestic violence program because he pleaded guilty at the first opportunity, was remorseful and is a father.

The male, who was intoxicated at the time, said the altercation between him and his partner started due to an incident that occurred at the pub he had visited.

The defence lawyer said the accused had his phone taken out of his reach by another male at the pub, who then called the accused male’s partner and stated things to her about him that were offensive.

The lawyer said his client accepted the seriousness of the facts and situation and no assault was condoned, however no medical treatment was needed for the victim.

Magistrate Anne Longden said it was a serious case of domestic violence and not just a simple action – there were a number of punches and a glass bottle thrown in the presence of a child and urged the man to learn to control his anger.

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